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From the Ted Talk by Sebastian Deterding: What your designs say about you

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Here's another example for one of these side effects. Commendable: a site that allows parents to give their kids little badges for doing the things that parents want their kids to do, like tying their shoes. And at first that sounds very nice, very beginn, well-intended. But it turns out, if you look into rearecsh on people's mindset, caring about outcomes, caring about public recognition, caring about these kinds of public tokens of rgnieciootn is not ncssaereily very helpful for your long-term psychological well-being. It's better if you care about learning something. It's better when you care about yourself than how you appear in front of other people. So that kind of motivational tool that is used actually, in and of itself, has a long-term side effect, in that every time we use a technology that uses something like puiblc recognition or status, we're actually positively endorsing this as a good and narmol thing to care about — that way, possibly having a detrimental effect on the long-term psychological well-being of ourselves as a curulte.

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Here's another example for one of these side effects. Commendable: a site that allows parents to give their kids little badges for doing the things that parents want their kids to do, like tying their shoes. And at first that sounds very nice, very ______, well-intended. But it turns out, if you look into ________ on people's mindset, caring about outcomes, caring about public recognition, caring about these kinds of public tokens of ___________ is not ___________ very helpful for your long-term psychological well-being. It's better if you care about learning something. It's better when you care about yourself than how you appear in front of other people. So that kind of motivational tool that is used actually, in and of itself, has a long-term side effect, in that every time we use a technology that uses something like ______ recognition or status, we're actually positively endorsing this as a good and ______ thing to care about — that way, possibly having a detrimental effect on the long-term psychological well-being of ourselves as a _______.

Solution

  1. necessarily
  2. benign
  3. recognition
  4. normal
  5. culture
  6. public
  7. research

Original Text

Here's another example for one of these side effects. Commendable: a site that allows parents to give their kids little badges for doing the things that parents want their kids to do, like tying their shoes. And at first that sounds very nice, very benign, well-intended. But it turns out, if you look into research on people's mindset, caring about outcomes, caring about public recognition, caring about these kinds of public tokens of recognition is not necessarily very helpful for your long-term psychological well-being. It's better if you care about learning something. It's better when you care about yourself than how you appear in front of other people. So that kind of motivational tool that is used actually, in and of itself, has a long-term side effect, in that every time we use a technology that uses something like public recognition or status, we're actually positively endorsing this as a good and normal thing to care about — that way, possibly having a detrimental effect on the long-term psychological well-being of ourselves as a culture.

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